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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Today was a rather exciting one as the final and carefully selected candidates for the International Talent Programme (ITP) gathered at The Estate.  Securing qualifications Our ITP offers an opportunity to both international and Dutch candidates, who are in possession of early childhood, primary school teaching qualifications, and / or experience but are not officially qualified to work with children in the Netherlands, to meet the statutory requirements and obtain relevant recognition... Read More
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Only few people know that there is a lion amongst the children at The Maples Day Care... His name is Leo and he is the friendliest lion you will ever meet. Keeping the memories alive During the past few months, Leo has been on a true adventure as he has spent the weekends with the children and their families. To keep the wonderful memories alive, all families have written about their weekend journeys in Leo’s Book of Adventures. And from what we have heard, Leo is looking forward to making new... Read More
Friday, July 27, 2018
All artists gather round! Last week, we’ve had Arts Camp at The Maples and this week we are running our popular Performing Arts CampNew found confidence All children, little and big, enjoyed the wide range of creative, age appropriate activities we’ve had laid out for them. It is truly beautiful to see that during camps like these, children always gain new found confidence as they support each other on group level as well as individual level. And for the campers, the complementing field trips... Read More
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
As the summer's upon us, not only the property even does look more beautiful, we would also like to share with you a little update on the renovation of The Little Castle and the start of our very first bilingual group.Renovations update With the ground floor fully renovated and two day care groups in full swing, the renovation of the upper floors will be finished in September. As per October 1st, the remaining two groups (The Blackberries and The Raspberries) will be opening its doors for... Read More
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Attracting and retaining international talent in The Hague Yesterday evening, we hosted the successful International Business Event at the Volvo Ocean Race Village together with the International Community Platform. We kicked off the evening with a few short and entertaining talks of Saskia Bruines (The Hague's alderman for Education, Knowledge Economy and International Affairs), Henk Kool (Chairman Economic Board The Hague), Robbert Dijkgraaf (Founder Lift) and Nicole van Haelst (Director ICP... Read More
Friday, June 15, 2018
It was all about Father’s Day at our Maples Pre-School. What father would not want a colorfully decorated tie with a loving poem? Our Pre-Schoolers were very proud and did not want to take the tie off at the end of the day :-) Working on Father's Day present and monthly theme But not only did they talk about their love for Dad, they also continued with the monthly transport theme. This week the children learned about the fascinating world of submarines. By experimenting with self-made... Read More
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Are you interested in a career in international childcare, but not qualified to work with children in the Netherlands? We may have the answer…  Tailor-made programme Over the years, many well-educated and experienced education professionals have applied to us for positions only to find out that their particular Dutch or international qualifications - or former work experience - is not formally recognised by the Dutch Childcare Authorities. The Zein Academy International Talent Programme (ITP)... Read More
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
We had a great week at the Maples Day Care as children from the Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries went to the Bomenbuurt library. Excursions are an important part of early learning as it does not only break everyday routine, but also bring forward new lessons about their own role as part of the local community.Walking to the library Along the way, the children walked beautifully, commenting on the many things they saw and heard and practiced their road safety on the walk there and back... Read More
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Unveiling plaque Yesterday afternoon, mayor Klaas Tigelaar commemorated the official opening of 'The Little Castle' in Voorburg by unveiling a plaque in the monumental property, also known as “Huis de Werve”. Among our guests were the heads of the international schools in the region, staff of multinationals and expat organizations and other business associates of the childcare provider. We welcomed the first children in early March after an extensive and careful renovation. Benefit to local... Read More
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Indoor activity When it comes to indoor activities at After School Care, Kapla is one of the most popular things to play with. This wooden construction set has been popular among children for decades as the small planks are ideal for constructing many different building creations. Building skills put into practice Purely coincidentally, two After School locations of Zein happened to be play with Kapla on the very same day and time, and they’ve made some nice pictures of their wonderful... Read More

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